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Accident: 108333.015 - Two Employees Are Severely Burned In Arc Flash

Accident: 108333.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 08/15/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1339350.01508/16/2018Pajaro Valley Electric, Inc.
At 3:54 p.m. on August 15, 2018, Employees #1 and #2 were performing circuit pha se rotation on a three phase circuit energized to 480 volts using an Extech phas e sequence and motor rotation tester. Employee #1 was holding two leads and Empl oyee #2 was holding one lead and the rotation tester. At some point, the electri cal current running through the equipment went to ground and an arc flash/blast occurred. Both employees were caught in the fire and received burns to the hands , body, and face and were hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, electric arc, electrical, electrical box, electrical work, face, hand, lead, test equipment, torso
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair   1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1339350.015 52 M Hospitalized injury Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause:
2 1339350.015 67 M Hospitalized injury Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause:

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